Junior designated hitter Nick Pappas launched a three-run walk-off homer in the bottom of the 11th inning to give Francis Marion University its fifth straight victory, a 12-9 win over Flagler College, on Friday night (Feb. 15) in Peach Belt Conference baseball action.
Freshman right-hander Janecia Hemingway earned the complete-game win to remain unbeaten while also driving in three runs with a single and a homer to power Francis Marion University to a 16-6 victory over Mercy College (NY), Friday evening (Feb. 15) on the opening day of the Patriot Invitational Softball Tournament.
The Francis Marion University baseball and softball teams are both in action within the friendly confines of the Griffin Athletic Complex this Friday through Sunday (Feb. 15-17), while the Patriot women’s tennis team faces Erskine College on Friday afternoon on the Kassab Courts.
Athletic Department officials at Francis Marion University announced on Thursday (Feb. 14) that Luis Rincon, head men’s and women’s soccer coach at Ohio Valley University, has been named as the university’s new head coach for men’s soccer.
Twenty-second-ranked Lander University outscored Francis Marion University 24-9 in the second quarter and used that advantage to claim an 85-70 victory over the Patriots, Wednesday evening (Feb. 13) in Peach Belt Conference women’s basketball action.
Freshman forward Kailex Stephens scored a game-high 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting as 25th-ranked Francis Marion University coasted to a 90-56 win over Lander University, Wednesday night (Feb. 13) in Peach Belt Conference men’s basketball action.
Freshman left fielder Will Hardee’s sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth inning plated the winning run, and former Francis Marion University basketball player Warren Specht earned his first pitching victory, as the Patriots edged Wingate University 3-2, Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 12) in non-conference baseball action.
Junior left-handed pitcher Josh Bobrowski hurled seven sparkling innings and senior center fielder Gage Taylor launched a grand slam as Francis Marion University won 7-2 to complete a sweep of its weekend series at Augusta University, in Peach Belt Conference baseball action on Sunday afternoon (Feb. 10).
Senior Shaunice Fulmore scored 22 points to lead four Patriots in double figures, but Francis Marion University was unable to complete a second-half comeback resulting in an 80-72 loss to visiting Clayton State University, Saturday afternoon (Feb. 9) in Peach Belt Conference women’s basketball action.
Junior 5-7 point guard Jaquez Smith scored a career-high 25 points and handed out a career-high equaling eight assists to propel Francis Marion University to a wire-to-wire 107-98 win over Clayton State University, Saturday afternoon (Feb. 9) in Peach Belt Conference men’s basketball action.
Junior Matheo Espinoza provided two wins, including the clinching singles point, to lead the Francis Marion University men’s tennis team to a 4-2 victory over the University of Mount Olive in the third-place match of the second-annual City of Florence College Tennis Invitational Tournament, Saturday afternoon (Feb. 9) at the Dr. Eddie Floyd/Florence Tennis Center. The Patriots lost to 11th-ranked Wingate University 4-0 earlier in the day in the tournament semifinals.
Freshman right-handed pitcher Janecia Hemingway tossed a complete game as Francis Marion University beat Emmanuel College (GA) 7-5 on Saturday (Feb. 9) to earn a split of their non-conference softball doubleheader. The Lady Lions took the opener 4-3.